Tuesday, September 28, 2021

Peres Jepchirchir wins women’s marathon in Japan’s city of Sapporo

Peres Jepchirchir won the women’s marathon as Kenya claimed a one-two in sweltering conditions in Japan’s northern city of Sapporo.

Jepchirchir beat world record holder Brigid Kosgei in the closing stages to win in two hours 27 minutes 20 seconds.

American Molly Seidel took bronze after Israel’s Lonah Chemtai Salpeter stopped inside the final five kilometres.

Contested in 28c heat, the race was moved from 07:00 to 06:00 local time due to the forecast temperatures.

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